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E-511 - Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

5 days PROD/LNG
  • Professionals involved or interested in the LNG industry: technical and managerial staff in the LNG industry, equipment providers, personnel from engineering companies, etc.
  • To provide a comprehensive technical and economic review of the Liquefied Natural Gas industry
Learning Objectives
  • To review the structure of an LNG chain and the world map of LNG plants
  • To understand main LNG physical properties and specificities
  • To assess LNG facilities’ hazards and HSE issues, along with risk mitigation and prevention techniques
  • To grasp main liquefaction processes’ operating principles, conditions and constraints
  • To gain an overview of the technology of equipment used in the LNG industry
  • To grasp the essence of LNG markets and contracts
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive training by industry-specialist lecturers
  • Numerous applications, illustrations and videos

The LNG world 0.5 day
  • The LNG Chain - Order of magnitude and trends - Location of main plants worldwide
  • Base load LNG plants - Peak shaving LNG plants - Small LNG plants for LNG fueled vehicles
  • Receiving terminals - Regasification techniques - Satellite regasification techniques
LNG specific properties and associated hazards 0.5 day
  • Physical properties: Liquid-Vapor equilibrium, density, ratio of vapor methane / LNG, heat of vaporization, heat of combustion...
  • Safety aspects: Flash Point, Fire Point, Auto-ignition Point, Minimum Spark Energy, Flammability Limits, Deflagration, LNG Vaporization, Rapid Phase Transition (RPT), Radiation levels, Stratification / Roll-over, Sloshing, LNG clouds ignition, Asphyxiation risks, Cryogenic liquids jets, Piping behavior
LNG hazard prevention and mitigation measures 0.5 day
  • LNG spillage control at Design stage and in Operation
  • LNG clouds control in operation
  • LNG fires control at Design stage and in Operation
Liquefaction and regasification processes 0.75 day
  • Feed pretreatment: sweetening, dehydration, NGL extraction, Hg and aromatics removal
  • Different liquefaction processes: Pure Component Refrigerants, Pure component(s) and Mixed Refrigerant(s), Mixed Refrigerants
  • Peak Shaving simplified scheme
  • Regasification process
LNG storage, loading / offloading and transport 0.75 day
  • LNG tanks: Single or Double or Full Containment (self-standing, membrane) - Hazards
  • Jetty head, Jetty trestle, harbor
  • LNG Carriers: common features, technology, cargo operations, safety systems
Technology of LNG specific equipment 1 day
  • LNG cryogenic heat exchangers: Spiral Wound Heat Exchangers, Aluminum Brazed Heat Exchangers
  • Technology of the Cryogenic Compressors and their drivers (Gas Turbines)
  • LNG Vaporizers: Open Rack Vaporizers (ORV), Submerged Combustion Vaporizers (SCV), etc. - Safety and Environmental aspects
  • Submerged LNG pumps: in-tank retractable pumps, cargo pumps, HP canned send out pumps, etc.
  • Liquid cryogenic turbo-expanders, Cryogenic valves
  • Cryogenic personnel protection items
LNG plant operation 0.25 day
  • Day to day activities in an LNG plant - Experience of some plants
LNG trends - Research and new developments 0.25 day
  • LNG trends since the 70's - Equipment and concept development - Future developments
LNG economic aspects 0.5 day
  • Gas markets: natural gas reserves and production, worldwide gas demands distribution, international natural gas trade
  • LNG contracts: specificities of LNG contracts, pricing, shipping contracts
  • LNG markets trends
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
May 16 - 20 Rueil €4,420 Online By email
Jun 05 - 09 Dubai €3,240 Online By email
Nov 14 - 18 Rueil €4,420 Online